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Alberto Italian Restaurant

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7171 E Cave Creek Rd, Carefree, AZ 85331-8634
+1 480-488-5800
Tue - Sun 16:00 - 22:00
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Carefree, Arizona
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A hidden jewel. Great food and service. Owner takes pride in his food and service. A Carefree icon. Everything is good and nice wine selection

Thank Eileen C
Cave Creek, Arizona
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23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cannot say too much about this eatery. We tried it when commuting from out of town to this area, over weekends. Food was okay, nothing outstanding. Never seem to be too busy, nor were they that friendly.

Thank _martinrsykes
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32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Recently visited Alberto's with some friends for dinner. Upon arrival we were greeted by Alberto himself who is very friendly. The restaurant is very small and lacking ambiance but that's okay because you can tell it's a family owned restaurant and Alberto does his darndest to please you. I had bruschetta to start and it was very good but you... More 

Thank Jason C
Fargo, North Dakota
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Small little restaurant-greeted at the door by Alberto! Small, but comfortable....food was fabulous! Alberto was a chef in Beverly Hills for years prior to coming to Carefree...he has quite the resume of who he has cooked for!

Thank ND1st
San Jose, California
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247 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

My husband wanted to try this place based on the ‘wood-burning oven’ sign so we stopped in recently for dinner. I’m not sure what they cook in the wood-fired oven because it wasn’t anything we had. Maybe the pizzas? We didn’t even know they had pizza until we saw someone leaving with a take-out box and asked. The pizza is... More 

Thank Diane W
Scottsdale, Arizona
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124 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

In Cave Creek north of Scottsdale for over 15 years. Reservations a must on weekends during high season. Great menu and service. Nice wines list. Moderately priced and a great place to relax. Alberto personally will take good care of you !

Thank jra802015
Prairie Village, Kansas
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122 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Quite an extensive menu for a small restaurant. Very charming. Owner will likely take your order. Many really good dishes. We have been here more than once and will return. Unhurried atmosphere reminiscent of little places we ate in Italy.

Thank BruceandCathy2014
Pinehurst, North Carolina
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Alberto's is a small Italian restaurant that is run by a wonderful man called Alberto. He has always recommended excellent wines for us-- my husband likes white & I prefer red. We had a lovely linguine with mushrooms which we split but was enough for a four!! Delicious!! Then my husband had eggplant Parmesan which was rich with favors. I... More 

Thank Rita M
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Pumpkin ravioli. So good Very personal service. Small but quiet. Wine selection and hard alcohol Baked risotto. Eggplant excellent

Thank Kim K
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

I asked for a Coca~Cola, was given some cheap generic watered down corn syrup drink... I asked for them to remove it from bill.. when i was handed bill.. photo tells the truth. .. Beware, wonder how many others they pull this off with.

2 Thank Ray R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Pizza
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7171 E Cave Creek Rd, Carefree, AZ 85331-8634
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Carefree
  • Phone Number: +1 480-488-5800
owned and operated by Alberto Liani, it is a small (11 table) restaurant in Carefree, Arizona (near the Boulders Resort). He formerly operated a restaurant in Beverly HIlls and it is one of the best Italian restaurants I have ever eaten in. he prepares all of his food (even the bread) from scratch. Telephone Number is 480-488-5800

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?